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Meet Our Wonderful Team

Learn about us, how we came about and meet our small but wonderful Home Gourmet Team.

About Us

The journey began in 2011 when founder, Josh Castle-Doughty started The Home Gourmet with a view to providing professional dinner parties for friends and family. This concept quickly grew into a viable business, and now The Home Gourmet team consists of 4 fine dining chefs specialising in recreating the Michelin experience in our clients homes.

Private catering naturally expanded into event catering for canapé parties and the team saw an opportunity to impart their Michelin ethos onto the delicate world of event catering, striving to create event menus that had style, panache and a focus on feeding the eye as much as the tastebuds!

Meet The Team

Josh Castle-Doughty
Founder & Director

Josh’s passion for cooking came from a young age; growing up learning to cook with Delia, and refining his skills in his teens with Jamie. Josh started The Home Gourmet as an alternative to the unremarkable and mainstream private and event catering on offer throughout London. Passionate about food, Josh loves over seeing (and taste testing) every morsel of food that leaves the kitchens.

Chloe Castle-Doughty

Chloe as a hands-on presence in the business, is the ‘face on the street’. She’s in charge of front of house management, events planning and the creative touches that make your events and catering so very special. Able to source absolutely anything and with a meticulous attention to detail, Chloe is constantly redefining the way we think about things!

Expect to find Chloe personally dealing with your event enquiries.

Rhiannon Stichbury
Events Manager

With a degree in Art and Events management from The Arts Institute of Bournemouth, Rhiannon joins The Gourmet Group with a wealth of experience and understanding of the events and hospitality industry. With a penchant for the weird and whacky, Rhiannon loves to find and add unique touches to events that you will not find anywhere else.


Kitchen & Front of house Team

Michael Lecouteur
head chef

Michael is our head chef who specialises in our private fine dining events. Michael also writes our menus and is fundamental in their delivery. Expect to see Michael at most fine dining events by The Home Gourmet

damian Wojnarowski
fine dining chef

Damian joined The Home Gourmet in 2018 with a wealth of event catering experience, he specialising in fine dining catering with exquisite attention to detail and delivery in both flavour and presentation

Catalin Amarandai
fine dining chef

Catalin joined the Home Gourmet in 2016 and specialises in small, intimate fine dining events. A wonderfully talented chef who’s recently won critical acclaim in 2018 with Master Chef, The Professionals

Silvana Allen
Head Front of house

Silvana joined us in early 2017 and manages our front of house teams. Found at nearly all of our events she is in charge of running teams on the ground

ollie lee
bar & beverages

With experiences in running event bars for large corporate events, Ollie takes care of all our event bars from conception to clear up